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Cheap conveyancing in Shirley does not necessarily mean low quality - but the odds are stacked against you

Reasons to use our Shirley conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Shirley solicitors work in partnership with Shirley estate agents, house builders, surveyors, lenders and other professionals to ensure that a quality service is offered to buyers and sellers every step of the way, helping make the process as straightforward as possible
  • 2 No matter what any alternative sites advise it may be important to visit your conveyancer to sign legal papers. There are enough parties with an interest in a house sale without having to add Royal Mail into the mix.
  • 3 Shirley property lawyers have a crucial edge when it comes to Shirley conveyancing as they have valuable local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other matters that can affect your sale or purchase
  • 4 Personal touch together with pure property experience are key benefits that you should look for when choosing conveyancing solicitors. Shirley home moves can be made significantly more stressful due to poor communication between all the parties. The lawyers listed endeavour to make sure that the lines of communication are open and act on arising issues and developments quickly.
  • 5 Using a local Solicitor in the main means that you will receive a more personal touch. When using a large conveyancing firm, you tend to be looked after by a team of people who who update you by reading from their computer screens.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Shirley since April 2021*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Shirley

I am in the throes of transferring my domestic mortgage to a Buy to Let Leeds Building Society mortgage. I was told by my mortgage that I must appoint a solicitor for this. I spoke to my previous Shirley conveyancing practitioner who dealt with the legals when I initially purchased the property. The costs illustration issued of £450 plus VAT is surprising as I am not require purchase conveyancing - it’s just a bog-standard refinance.

The charges seem a bit high. If you shop around you may be able to decrease the fees slightly by as much as £125. That being said, providing that you were pleased with the service the firm gave you couldcome to rue choosing an an untested lawyer. Remember to enquire the solicitor can also act for Leeds Building Society. Do make use of our search tool to find a Shirley conveyancing firm on the Leeds Building Society approved list of lawyers, which can often include conveyancing solicitors in Shirley.

Do the conveyancing lawyers to be found on your site conduct auction conveyancing in Shirley?

We know of a few auction practitioners we can connect you with those conducting auction conveyancing. Shirley is just one of our locations in which our lawyers have offices.

I happen to be the sole recipient of my late grandmother’s will with all property in now in my sole name, including the my former home in Shirley. Conveyancing formalities meant that the Land Registry date was in June. I plan to dispose of the house. I understand that there is a CML six month 'rule', which means that my proprietorship could be regarded the same way as if I'd bought the property in June. Will no one buy the property for half a year?

The CML handbook mandates solicitors to: "report to us immediately if the owner or registered proprietor has been registered for less than six months." Technically you could be impacted by that. How sensible a view banks take of it, depend on the bank as this provision chiefly exists to capture the purchase and immediately sell or the wholesaling and assigning of properties.

After shopping around on the internet I have found a Shirley conveyancer having made sure that they are on the UBS conveyancing panel. Does my lawyer arrange the survey of the property?

UBS will need an independent valuation of the property. Your lawyer will not arrange this. Usually UBS will appoint their own surveyor to do this, and you will have to pay for it. Remember that this is a valuation for mortgage purposes and not a survey. Your conveyancer will not organise the survey but they may be able to put you in touch with a local one that they recommend. RICS offers a find a surveyor service (just google it) where you can search for a qualified surveyor by your Shirley postcode. As you are getting a mortgage with UBS, you could contact them to see if they have a list of approved surveyors in Shirley.

Bank of Ireland have agreed my home loan in principle, my offer on a apartment in Shirley has been accepted, what are the next steps?

Your property agent will wish to be advised as to your property lawyer's details (ensure that the property lawyers are on the lender’s approved list). Telephone Bank of Ireland or your broker and finalise any appropriate documentation. Bank of Ireland will sellect a valuer who will get in touch with the estate agent or seller to schedule an appointment. Once conducted (assuming no problems) it takes approximately a fortnight for the mortgage offer to be issued. Bank of Ireland will issue the offer to you and your property lawyers. The legal work will then take it’s course according the nature and complexity of the conveyancing in Shirley.

I have recentlybecome aware that Wolstenholmes have closed. They conducted my conveyancing in Shirley for a purchase of a leasehold apartment 12 months ago. How can I be sure that my home is in my name in the name of the previous owner?

The quickest way to check if the premises is registered to you, you can make a search of the land registry (£3.00). You can either do this yourself or ask a law firm to do this for you. If you are not registered you can seek help from one of a number of Shirley conveyancing specialists.

I am a sole trader wishing to take over a lease of an office on the high street. Can you recommend lawyers offering no-move-no fees for non-domestic conveyancing in Shirley for less than £1,200?

We are happy to recommend firms who host a wealth of experience of commercial conveyancing in Shirley, including the disposal and purchase of businesses as well as simply premises. If you are hoping to buy or dispose of a shop, pub, restaurant, office, retail premises or a whole business we will put you in touch with the right firm. Regarding the charges this will depend on the structure and heads of terms of the proposed transaction. Please provide us with your contact information or telephone us so that we can supply you with a fixed commercial conveyancing quote.

My husband and I are novice buyers - had an offer accepted, but the estate agent advised that the seller will only issue a contract if we appoint the agent's preferred solicitors as they want an ‘expedited deal’. We would rather use a local conveyancer accustomed to conveyancing in Shirley

We suspect that the owner is not behind this requirement. Should the vendor desire ‘a quick sale', alienating a motivated purchaser is likely to cause more damage than good. Bypass the agents and go straight to the sellers and make sure they comprehend that (a)you are genuine purchasers (b)you are ready to go, with finances in place © you are chain free (d) you wish to move quickly (e)however you intend to appoint your own,trusted Shirley conveyancing firm - as opposed tothose that will earn their negotiator at the agency a referral fee or meet his conveyancing targets demanded by senior management.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Shirley

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Shirley specialising in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This will likely include advice on wrongful eviction

  • Allen Barfields, Gainsford House, 115 Station Road, West Wickham, Kent, BR4 0PX
  • Edridges & Drummonds, Crossways Parade, Selsdon Park Road, South Croydon, Surrey, CR2 8JJ
  • Anne Cuthbert Solicitors, 55 Lower Addiscombe Road, Croydon, Surrey, CR0 6PQ
  • Deton Solicitors, 28 Portland Road, South Norwood, London, London, SE25 4PF
  • Haider Kennedy Legal Services Ltd, 25 Station Road, London, SE25 5AH

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Shirley regulated by the SRA

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Shirley specialising in commercial conveyancing in Shirley. This should include advice on complex issues under the Landlord and Tenant Act of 1954
  • Allen Barfields, Gainsford House, 115 Station Road, West Wickham, Kent, BR4 0PX
  • Edridges & Drummonds, Crossways Parade, Selsdon Park Road, South Croydon, Surrey, CR2 8JJ
  • Anne Cuthbert Solicitors, 55 Lower Addiscombe Road, Croydon, Surrey, CR0 6PQ
  • Ormerods, 45 Friends Road, Croydon, Surrey, CR0 1ED
  • Gordon Gray, 133 Addington Road, South Croydon, Surrey, CR2 8LH

Planning law solicitors in Shirley regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The solicitors listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Shirley specialising in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including applications about listed buildings and conservation areas
  • A E Short, 144 Bromley Road, Beckenham, Kent, BR3 6PG
  • Batchelors, Charles House, 35 Widmore Road, Bromley, Kent, BR1 1RW
  • Wellers Law Group Llp, Tenison House, Tweedy Road, Bromley, Kent, BR1 3NF

*Source acknowledgement: House price data produced by Land Registry as well data supplied by Lexsure Ltd.

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